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In the Spotlight
National Radiologic Technology Week:
Nov. 8 - 14, 2015
Focus on Pediatric Imaging
National Radiologic Technology Week is celebrated annually to commemorate the discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895.
The fourth annual International Day of Radiology will focus on pediatric imaging. Visit the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) at www.pedrad.org for more information.
The American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America formed the Joint Task Force on Adult Radiation Protection to address concerns about the surge of public exposure to ionizing radiation from medical imaging. The Joint Task Force collaborated with the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists to create the Image Wisely campaign® with the objective of lowering the amount of radiation used in medically necessary imaging studies and eliminating unnecessary procedures.
The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging – the Image Gently Alliance®, is a coalition of health care organizations dedicated to providing safe, high quality pediatric imaging nationwide. The primary objective is to raise awareness in the imaging community of the need to adjust radiation dose when imaging children.
What is the commitment to Image Gently®?
Recognizing that every member of the healthcare team plays a vital role in caring for the patient and wants to provide the best care,
- To make the image gently message a priority in staff communications
- To review the protocol recommendations and, where necessary, implement adjustments to our processes
- To respect and listen to suggestions from every member of the imaging team on ways to ensure changes are made
- To communicate openly with parents